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    A rainy fence pole across the street from First Hotel


    Then suddenly, as a complete surprice to me (!) , the Royal Yacht NORGE moored in the inner harbour.
    And in the aft mast, it certainly looked as if the owner were on board.




    Even the chef wanted pictures from Ålesund


    The 'sjalupp'


    Last edited by Sterkoder; June 26th, 2013, 06:52.
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      Proper saluting is in order




      The ultimate Pakarang view..., or...?


      Beautiful bow crest


      This flag (Kongeflagget) indicates the King and/or Queen is on board (never did see them though).
      Kongeflagget show a golden crowned lion with a silver axe. The silver axe were added in year 1280 and symbolizes the marty death of Olav den Hellige at Stiklestad in year 1030.
      Someone say that this put Olav den Hellige as 'den evige konge' (eternal king) of Norway. The crown prince flag is the same, but has a soft split at the end.


      And a picture of one of the many city benches end my posting from Ålesund this time. I like this city a lot!


      Latest info:
      The reason for the aft mast royal flag was that the Queen of Norway was on board.
      Last edited by Sterkoder; June 26th, 2013, 15:15.
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        Well, the day has come where I finally managed to edit my pictures from the roadtrip I performed Wednesday 19. June...., and so are at the treshold of the cronological problem I mentioned when uploading pictures from my trip to Ålesund 25. June.

        Anyway, here we go with the 19th and from Naustveien at Hessa 07:30 in the morning, CELEBRITY INFINITY looked like this




        Rounding Slinnigsodden and the huge St. Hans woodfire there, erected to be lit the 23rd.




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          There were three large ones in a rwo that Wednesday morning, and since AIDASOL sailed north of the city to dock at Flatholmen, CELEBRITY INFINITY were followed by QUEEN MARY 2




          I really like the view when they round the Slinningsodden. Wouldn't work in blue skies and bright sunshine though, as at 08:00 in the morning the sun is making a direct headlight...


          A seagull nesting at the wall of Slinningsbua


          The Slinningsbua has most certainly seen better days


          The Lady is turning to dock stern in
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            The turning around of such a construction takes time, and it continued for a few more minutes






            The local passenger boat FJORDBUEN (going back and forth to Langevåg?) passed between me and the Queen several times


            She's a beauty!!!!


            Well, not every part of her though....
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              Details of QM2


              Aksla with the restaurant in the background


              The two docking a...... (ehem).... stern to stern




              Well, which has the cutest....?


              Also had time to take other pictures when in Ålesund, and it's therefore I want to keep my images from the one and same trip together in one thread instead of spreading them around so I can't find them myself.
              This lead to maybe too many cruisepictures in a thread not intended for it, but I hope it's ok J-O??
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                Nice view from Kaptein Linges vei on Hessa




                Over to images suited for this thread, and we start with the expert on Ålesund and city guide Harald Grytten, whi finally got his statue near Brosundet






                Also in Ålesund people clips locks to fences. Here are a few on the bridge over Brosundet
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                  Walking my way towards what I belive is Ålesundet




                  Yeah...., a bit of fun as we walk...


                  A rusty mooring ring on the other side


                  Looking towards Brosundet


                  Over 500 meters of hull alongside the new and impressive cruise quay
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                    Images speak for themselves






                    CELEBRITY INFINITY mirroring in the hotel wall vis-a-vis


                    Then I walked up-town, to Ålesund church (1908)


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                      Near the church was a memorial to the fallen of second world war...


                      A few pictures showing the two cruiseships as a city backdrop.
                      ('ombugge'..., feel free to tell us where we are, I mean which street, what houses and so on)








                      Nice place to relax in front of the doors to the Brosundet Hotel
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                        Pax from the two ships (and the third one AIDASOL at Flatholmen) are starting to gather at Brosundet for mandatory photography


                        Walking in to the pedestrian street Kongens gate


                        In Kongens gate we have 'Tusentrappen' (the Thousand step), despite the fact that it only got 53 steps...
                        From my point of view, a beautiful architectial creature which should be brought more forward by moving that phonebooth and cutting of the tree.






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                          From 'Tusentrappen' the crowd in front of the souvenir shop looked like this


                          Raise your hands the one who think Ålesund is not beautyful...


                          Cutter MAUD in front of Brosundet Hotel


                          Just had to combine the new spottermobil and QM2. Never get that chanse again, perhaps...


                          Photo opportunity of AIDASOL you say...??? Well, here you go, my one and only image...., as there were security all over...
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                            Time to say good bye and see you soon to Ålesund for this time...


                            Many of the cruise passengers had to try the over 400 steps up to Aksla


                            Hope you had a great time in Ålesund too, although virtually....
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                              Well I may be a bit rusty. Maybe Seagull is able to identify the places better tan me??

                              But I will try. 595.2: Prestegata looking towards Prestebrygga.

                              595.3: Helegata. (Taken from the the crossing with Owregata)

                              595.4: Probably from Helleborg (Not sure)

                              595.5: From Bakkegata?

                              Sorry if I'm out here. I haven't spent much time walking around this part of town since I delivered newspapers there in the 1950's.

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                                I see you write a PM, TNAalesund...., and man, is it great to have you back!!!!!!! You are greatly missed man!!!
                                If that PM is for me, I have to read it later, as my bus to the Tahitifestivalen depart at 18:05 from my house.
                                Tonight we're listening to CC Cowboys and drinking beer. Isn't that great...? :-)
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